THIS social media influencer has found a side hustle that makes her thousands per month that’s so easy that even the kids can do it.
Shelly Hopkins said she regularly makes more than $4,000 every month from her own home thanks to her side hustle that involves creating books online.
In a TikTok video, Hopkins explains she uses Book Bolt – a book publishing website, to create her covers.
“It’s easy,” she told her followers in a YouTube video. “It’s worldwide. Any age can do it. And it’s going to be fun to do!”
What’s more, Shelly pointed out that the money-making operation can be done “within minutes.”
She explained you will find specific details that can help you stand out from your competitors by searching key items on Book Bolt.
Hopkins said she searches the site and looks for books that she knows most consumers have looked up to buy.
She then checks how many books were sold recently to find which is the most popular based on keywords.
“They list everything on here, from their price to their estimate monthly sales,” Shelly said. “To help design it you can kind of see what everybody’s into.”
“Pay attention to the average price, because later we can try to figure out where we should set our price for our book.”
Shelly decides to create a journal after finding that it was a best-selling item and uses her calculator to check the average book sales: “the average per month is about 475 times and the average pay, was around $9.67.”
She also notes the colors on the covers of the items and what draws people’s attention the most.
Shelly then described how she went about designing the cover with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), a service that self-publishes eBooks and paperbacks at no cost.
“Now you realize we just created a book, right?” Shelly said after designing several covers and interiors in her tutorial video.
“And it took a matter of, what, minutes? That shows you how powerful Book Bolt really is and it’s easy, it’s fast and it makes getting a book so easy that you don’t mind actually doing it.”
Without the backing of a publishing house, KDP authors typically need to source their own book cover artists, as well as editors, marketing, and more.
While designing the cover art, Shelly also teaches her followers how to upload the finished content on Amazon.
She discusses using the most popular keywords that come up when customers search for items and creating descriptions that would grab readers’ attention.
Finally, Shelly is able to publish the book for a small price of $2.15 before completing the process.
However, she says that you don’t have to publish just one book and can publish as much as you want to make passive income.
“I plan on creating several of them myself,” said Shelly